A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.0068 West, latitude -17.5442 South, depth = 559.84 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 05:08:36 / August 19, 2018 @ 5:08 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 559.84 km (348 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gimk. Id of event: us1000gimk. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:08:36 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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